Soul Spaces 111 – Nature
Nature has been my go-to place and way to nurture my soul ever since my 30s. During my early thirties, I was fortunate to have the time, money, and health to travel the country in a VW camper visiting National Parks. The two summers I spent hiking and camping in my beloved VW created a lifetime love of nature for me. Right now as I write this post the birds are singing to me from our forested back yard and I see the sun setting from this lovely room I’m renting. It has a west-facing deck to enjoy the birds, trees, and sunsets until the leaves fill in and block the view.
This week I finally got out of town to explore one of my favorite regional parks called Devil’s Den State Park. The name comes from the extensive cave systems and rocky outcroppings. I go more for the water and views from the top of the mountain ridges. The first signs of spring were everywhere with birds singing, redbud trees showing off their early pink buds, understory bushes starting to fill in, and the ephemeral early spring flowers that blossom before the tree canopy fills in.
May you find time to nurture your soul this week.
Peace out, Brad